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Procrastination not Contempt (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses and dismisses public defender’s summary contempt conviction and $150 fine under Va. Code § 18.2-456(1); the record evidence is insufficient to show public defender had the requisite intent to obstruct or interfere with the administration of justice in waiting until two days before a scheduled bench trial to withdraw his ...

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